In the West, the collaboration between a company and an NGO is one of the most important actions of CSR. In Romania, however, things are far from the same. The Director of the Environmental Partnership Foundation is explaining the reasons for these situations and provides solutions for a better collaboration between companies and NGOs.
Established in 1998 as an independent operational NGO known as the Community Partnership Foundation, since 2000 the Romanian Environmental Partnership Foundation (REPF) has also been a grantmaking organization. As one of Romania s first domestic grantmakers, from the start REPF linked grantmaking and capacity-building and tried to promote a culture of transparency and accountability through its own grantmaking practices.